September 25, 2020

‘Let’s break through the barriers!’ North Korea’s new political slogans for 2020

Propaganda slogans at Sunday’s mass rally in Pyongyang highlight ideological priorities for coming year

North Korea on Sunday held a mass rally in Pyongyang in traditional fashion to drive home the key points of Kim Jong Un’s plenum speech revealed on New Year’s day and promote the central propaganda slogans to be pushed for memorization and use in political life in the coming year.

Most of the slogans featured in the January 5 rally in Kim Il Sung Square are recycled from previous years, with one appearing to be the primary message coming out of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK):